If something were to happen to me, would others be able to continue my son’s care with minimal disruption for him?
We all know how important predictability can be for those we love. But how do we get started? I’ve recently been given the opportunity to review a new tool called “The Caregiver’s Notebook – An Organizational Tool and Support to Help You Care for Others” by Jolene Philo. If you’re anything like me, (and a daunting task leads to procrastination) you’ll love this! I’ve put this book at the top of my New Year’s resolution list of “to-do’s.”
One of the great things about this book is that it’s divided into sections, each with instructions and inspirational stories that get you motivated. It lets you choose what part to tackle first. For us, Josh’s medicines and recent lab results are important right now. The sections for “Medications” and “Medical Information” will have top priority.
Personally, I found the “Stress Reliever” blurbs sprinkled throughout the pages to be extremely helpful. They’re short hints, obviously written by someone who has “been there, done that.” Just reading through the stories and verses gave me a sense that I wasn’t alone in this, and that I CAN do this.
If you’re still not convinced that you can do it – there’s a VLOG (video blog) series online that can help. The author walks you through the book and shows you how to use individual sections.
Here’s the first of twelve videos.
We’re excited that the author and publisher have given us a chance to give a copy of the book to someone in our community.
If you’d like to try to win a copy, click on the giveaway tool below.
If you’d like to purchase your own, or one for a gift this season, you can find them at Amazon.